Cancer Resource Services We’re here when you need us, call 866-936-6002

Cancer Resource
We’re here when you need us,
call 866-936-6002
If you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, you may have questions and be
faced with making some difficult and important decisions.
Among the most important decisions you can make are what treatment to
get and where to get it.
You may have questions such as:
} Where should I go for the treatment of my particular type of cancer?
} Can I get the care I need in my local community?
} Should I get a second opinion before I make a decision about
my treatment?
Cancer Resource Services (CRS) is pleased to be part of your health care
coverage. Through this program, experienced cancer nurses can provide
information and help answer your questions. They can also arrange for your
access to cancer treatment services or second opinions at a cancer center
within the CRS Centers of Excellence network.
Potential benefits resulting
from treatment at a CRS
Centers of Excellence network
facility include the following:
• A higher rate of accurate
diagnoses and fewer
are that is planned,
coordinated and provided by a
team of experts who specialize
in the various types of cancer,
including rare cancers
ppropriate therapy (neither too
much nor too little)
• Higher survival rates,
shorter length of stay and
decreased costs
The Cancer Resource Services Centers of
Excellence Network
Why is it called a Centers of Excellence network?
Because the cancer centers within the network provide:
} Comprehensive, highly specialized teams of experts with
extensive experience in cancer diagnosis and treatment,
including rare cancers.
} Second opinion services if you are unsure about your
diagnosis or what treatment is right for you.
} Experience in performing a large number of cancer
surgeries and other complex treatments and procedures.
} Access to newer treatments that may be the best option
for you.
To learn more about Cancer Resource Services, please call
1-866-936-6002 (toll-free) between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Central Time, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
For the hearing impaired please call the National TTY Relay
Center at, 1-800-828-1120.
There is no charge for this service, and you have no
obligation to use a Cancer Resource Services cancer center.
Remember, cancer is not one disease but rather a wide
spectrum of diseases. Each case is different, and the
needs of each person with cancer are different. We
encourage you to decide where to receive your care in
consultation with your physician, based on your personal
values, needs and preferences.
• University of Alabama at Birmingham
Comprehensive Cancer Center (P)
• Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Care
(P) (Boston)
• Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
(P) (Philadelphia)
• Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer
Center (Boston)
• Fox Chase Cancer Center (Philadelphia)
• City of Hope Cancer Center (P) (Duarte)
• Stanford Hospital and Clinics (P) (Stanford)
• UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center
(P) (San Francisco)
• Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer
Center (Boston)
• Karmanos Cancer Institute (Detroit)
• Children’s Hospital (P) (Denver)
• University of Minnesota Medical
Center, Fairview (P) (Minneapolis)
• H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research
Institute (Tampa)
• The Nebraska Medical Center (P) (Omaha)
New York
• Children’s Memorial Hospital (P) (Chicago)
• Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (P)
(New York)
• Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer
Center of Northwestern University (Chicago)
• Roswell Park Cancer Institute (Buffalo)
• The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer
Center at Johns Hopkins
(P) (Baltimore)
• James Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State
University (Columbus)
• University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer
Center (Philadelphia)
• St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
(P) (Memphis)
• Vanderbilt University Medical Center
(P) (Nashville)
• The University of Texas M.D. Anderson
Cancer Center (P) (Houston)
• Huntsman Cancer Institute at the
University of Utah (Salt Lake City)
• University of Wisconsin Paul P. Carbone
Comprehensive Cancer Center
(P) (Madison)
(P): Pediatric oncology services are offered at these Cancer Centers of Excellence.
Note: Network subject to change. For up-to-date information, go to
The medical centers and programs in UnitedHealthcare’s network and within OptumHealth are independent contractors who render care and treatment to UnitedHealthcare customers. UnitedHealthcare does
not provide health services or practice medicine. The medical centers and programs are solely responsible for medical judgments and related treatments. UnitedHealthcare is not liable for any act or omission,
including negligence, committed by any independent contracted health care professional, medical center or program.
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